In September 2020, the BANFF NATIONAL PARK NET ZERO 2035 Working Group was formed to exchange and advance ideas on the initiative. The group is comprised of key stakeholders from all levels of government, the visitor economy, and researchers who are experts in gathering the data and identifying the technologies needed to drive science-based change.
Dr. Dave Layzell
Professor, University of Calgary; Director, Canadian Energy Systems Analysis Research
Led U of C’s Integrated Infrastructure for Sustainable Cities program in 2019 on transformational core initiatives for Banff vehicle management.
Dr. Joe Pavelka
Professor of Ecotourism, Mount Royal University
Conducted multiple visitor and resident surveys on congestion in Banff over many years including 2019 and 2020.
President & CEO, Banff Centre for Arts & Creativity
Alberta’s only specialized arts and culture institution with additional focus on Indigenous arts and leadership, mountain culture and the environment.
CEO, The Transition Accelerator
Transition Accelerator led 2019 and 2020 transportation emissions studies in Banff, including passenger rail, aerial transit, and baseline for the Park.
Principal, PKZ Group Inc.
Environmental Consultant and former Parks Program Supervisor for the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) Southern Alberta.
Three Levels of Government
Municipal: Kelly Gibson
Chief Administrative Officer, Town of Banff
Leads the Town of Banff’s own initiatives on reducing emissions and mass transit.
Provincial: David Knight Legg
CEO, Invest Alberta Corporation
Invest Alberta’s mandate includes advancing “high-impact projects” and they are involved in the Calgary airport to Banff passenger rail project.
Federal: Charles Todd
Managing Director, Canada Infrastructure Bank (CIB)
Leads CIB’s potential investment in the Calgary airport to Banff passenger rail and CIB’s electric bus investment program—potential to finance Banff shuttle systems.
Banff’s Largest Employers
CEO, Banff Caribou Properties
Banff’s largest hotel company with 12 hotels and a total of 20 businesses.
CEO, Banff Hospitality Collective
Banff’s largest restauranteur with 16 restaurants.
President, Canadian Rocky Mountain Resorts
CRMR has three hotels across the Park including one in the Banff townsite and two outside.
General Manager, Mt. Norquay Ski and Sightseeing Resort
Norquay is the only ski and sightseeing destination immediately adjacent to the Banff townsite.
Managing Partner, Liricon Capital
Former communications executive, 23-year Banff resident, self-described “private sector catalyst” for BANFF NATIONAL PARK NET ZERO 2035.
Chairman, Liricon Capital
Chair, Banff Centre for Arts & Creativity, 23-year Banff resident, self-described “systems disruptor” to advance BANFF NATIONAL PARK NET ZERO 2035
We are not a think tank,
We are a do tank.